Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts
[1929 – 1984]

Jane Roberts was considered one of the most important psychics of the 20th century.

In late 1963, she and her husband Robert Butts, living in the Elmira, NY Area, experimented with a Ouija board as part of Roberts’ research for a book on ESP, when they began to receive coherent messages from a male personality who eventually identified himself as Seth.

For 21 years until her passing in 1984, Roberts held regular trance sessions in which she spoke on behalf of Seth, who described himself as an ‘energy personality essence no longer focused in physical reality’, independent of Roberts’ subconscious. Roberts initially expressed skepticism as to Seth’s origins, wondering if he was a part of her own personality. Roberts’ husband served as stenographer.

The messages from Seth channeled through Roberts were published under the collective title ‘The Seth Material’. Roberts described the process of writing ‘The Seth Books’ as entering a trance state. She said Seth would assume control of her body and speak through her, while her husband wrote down the words she spoke.

Beginning in January 1970, Roberts wrote books which she described as dictated by Seth. Roberts claimed no authorship of these books beyond her role as medium. This series of ‘The Seth Books’ totaled 10 volumes. In addition to ‘The Seth Books’, Roberts also wrote 14 books of her own, including ‘The Oversoul Seven Trilogy’, which explores via fiction some of Seth’s teachings on the concepts of reincarnation and oversouls.

Roberts’ publication of ‘The Seth Material’, established her as one of the preeminent figures in the world of paranormal phenomena. ‘The Jane Roberts Collection’, which includes many unpublished volumes, is housed at the Yale University Archives, and is consistently one of the top most visited collections.

Because of her contribution to the study of consciousness, Moment Point Press dedicated its ‘Classics in Consciousness Series’ to Jane Roberts. This series includes the Roberts titles ‘Psychic Politics’ and ‘The God of Jane’.

After Roberts’ death in 1984, lovingly recorded in ‘The Way Toward Health’, Robert Butts continued his work as a guardian of the Seth texts and continued to supervise the publication of some of the remaining material, including ‘The Early Sessions’, making sure that all of the recordings, manuscripts, notes and drawings related to the extraordinary encounters with Seth would be given to The Yale Library.

Seth’s effect upon New Age thinkers has been profound. The title jacket of the 1994 edition of ‘The Nature of Personal Reality’ contains testimonials from some of the most notable thinkers and writers within the movement such as Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra and Louise Hay, expressing the profound effect that ‘The Seth Material’ had upon their own awakening.

In his study of the impact of New Age beliefs on contemporary culture, John P. Newport, a Christian biblical scholar, described the central focus of ‘The Seth Material’ as the foundational concept of the New Age Movement, that concept being the idea that, for each individual: ‘You Create Your Own Reality’: Beliefs generate emotions, which trigger memories and organize our associations. Eventually those beliefs become manifested in our physical lives and health.


The Nature of Personal Reality

The Nature of Personal Reality A Seth Book: Specific, Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching the Life You Know: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: showing readers how we create our personal reality through our beliefs; challenging our assumptions about the nature of reality; stressing the individual’s capacity for conscious actions; exercises to apply these empowering insights to any life situation; "We are Gods couched in creaturehood... given the ability to form our experience as our thoughts and feelings become actualized..." — Jane Roberts, Speaking for Seth

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Seth Speaks

Seth Speaks The Eternal Validity of the Soul: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: this essential guide to conscious living clearly and powerfully articulates the furthest reaches of human potential and the concept that we all create our own reality according to our individual beliefs; having withstood the test of time, it is still considered one of the most dynamic and brilliant maps of inner reality available today

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The Oversoul Seven Trilogy

The Oversoul Seven Trilogy 'The Education of Oversoul Seven', 'The Further Education of Oversoul Seven', 'Oversoul Seven and the Museum of Time': In Paperback Or On Kindle: cosmic truths presented in fictional format, but NOT cheesy or contrived like most 'New Age Fiction'; your dreams will come alive; your sense of time and space will be forever altered; you will grasp at last the paradox of nonlinear time (ie, 'time travel'); you will meet unforgettable characters and remember them fondly many years later; you'll have fun reading it

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Emir’s Education in the Proper Use of Magical Powers

Emir’s Education in the Proper Use of Magical Powers In Hardcover And Paperback: an adventure in a time when the world was new and death was unknown; as Emir's kingdom quickly becomes crowded by people, plants, and animals who live forever, he must discover the answers to some most perplexing questions; at the behest of his royal parents, he undertakes a difficult journey to discover death, understand the reasons for the seasons, and even figure out what life is all about; aided by the muses of Conscience and Inspiration, he finally understands that all living things must have their own seasons of birth, growth and returning to the earth

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The Seth Material

The Seth Material The Spiritual Teacher That Launched the New Age: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: chronicles Seth's first contact with Jane Roberts; a mixture of Seth excerpts, selected by topic, and further explained by Jane; topics include: afterdeath & between lives, getting rid of llness, reincarnation, different circumstances people are born into, God, All That Is, Dreams, exercises to develop the inner senses

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The Magical Approach

The Magical Approach A Seth Book: Seth Speaks About the Art of Creative Living: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: inviting us to look at the world through another lens; revealing the true nature of our deepest levels of being; teaching us how to live life spontaneously, creatively, according to natural rhythms; "We are indeed dealing with two entirely different approaches to reality... the rational method and the magical one. The rational... works... well in certain situations... but ... does not work as an overall approach to... the solving of problems... The magical approach has... the weight of your basic natural orientation."

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The Nature of the Psyche

The Nature of the Psyche Its Human Expression: A Seth Book: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: a good starter for beginners; some repeats from previous material, but much is new; how we create our reality, psyche, sexuality, dreams, simultaneous time, dimensions, love and our past; breaking through the social veneer to give a deeper view of human sexuality; looking past masculine and feminine stereotypes to embrace wholeness within; all have the potential to be intuitive as well as intellectual, wise as well as smart, and artistic as well as rational: qualities not limited to just one sex or the other

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Seth Dreams and Projections Of Consciousness

Seth Dreams and Projections Of Consciousness In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: providing essential instructions and information for those interested in working with dreams and out of body experiences; originally written as a sequel to the Seth Material; includes techniques for recalling dreams, becoming conscious in the dream state, and inducing out-of-body experiences

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The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events

The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events A Seth Book: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: if we all create our individual realities, how come that there are events that influence a great number of people simultaneously? as much about the power of the individual to control or partake in chosen events in immediate surroundings as it is an offering of insight into the nature of 'mass events'; carefully elaborates how the individual and the collective consciousness work together in a balancing act to create a shared reality that serves the development needs of those involved simultaneously

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The Way Toward Health

The Way Toward Health A Seth Book: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: metaphysical, psychosomatic reasons that will manifest illness; when they are corrected, changed or amended healing can take place; based on the last two years of Jane's life, hospitalization and death; more than being about health, Robert and Jane allow the reader to come close and personal into their lives; a startling shock at the end of the book is Jane's decision to give up healing herself and die; surprisingly, her way toward health ends up in dying and this makes her the ultimate anti-heroine

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The Early Sessions: Book 1

The Early Sessions: Book 1 Of The Seth Material On Kindle: a collection of the material channeled by Seth through Jane Roberts during the first six years of his relationship with Jane and her husband, Rob Butts; consists of over 500 sessions, containing new content and insights from Seth on a vast array of topics; illuminates evolution of the Seth material, the very first questions asked by Jane and Rob, and the initial, detailed exposition by Seth of his philosophy and vision

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The Early Sessions: Book 2

The Early Sessions: Book 2 Of The Seth Material On Kindle: a collection of the material channeled by Seth through Jane Roberts during the first six years of his relationship with Jane and her husband, Rob Butts; consists of over 500 sessions, containing new content and insights from Seth on a vast array of topics; illuminates evolution of the Seth material, the very first questions asked by Jane and Rob, and the initial, detailed exposition by Seth of his philosophy and vision

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The Early Sessions: Book 3

The Early Sessions: Book 3 Of The Seth Material On Kindle: a collection of the material channeled by Seth through Jane Roberts during the first six years of his relationship with Jane and her husband, Rob Butts; consists of over 500 sessions, containing new content and insights from Seth on a vast array of topics; illuminates evolution of the Seth material, the very first questions asked by Jane and Rob, and the initial, detailed exposition by Seth of his philosophy and vision

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The Early Sessions: Book 4

The Early Sessions: Book 4 Of The Seth Material On Kindle: a collection of the material channeled by Seth through Jane Roberts during the first six years of his relationship with Jane and her husband, Rob Butts; consists of over 500 sessions, containing new content and insights from Seth on a vast array of topics; illuminates evolution of the Seth material, the very first questions asked by Jane and Rob, and the initial, detailed exposition by Seth of his philosophy and vision

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The ‘Unknown’ Reality, Vol. 1

The ‘Unknown’ Reality, Vol. 1 A Seth Book: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: in these books (volumes one & two) Seth adds depth to some of the concepts introduced in 'Seth Speaks' (reincarnation, probabilities) and adds new flavours (counterparts, families of consciousness); best understood after reading 'Seth Speaks' and/or 'The Nature Of Personal Reality'

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The ‘Unknown’ Reality, Vol. 2

The ‘Unknown’ Reality, Vol. 2 A Seth Book: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: in these books (volumes one & two) Seth adds depth to some of the concepts introduced in 'Seth Speaks' (reincarnation, probabilities) and adds new flavours (counterparts, families of consciousness); best understood after reading 'Seth Speaks' and/or 'The Nature Of Personal Reality'

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Dreams, ‘Evolution’, and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 1

Dreams, ‘Evolution’, and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 1 A Seth Book: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: very advanced and theoretical Seth material; not recommended before reading other Seth books; 2 volume set best read in order as volume 2 is a continuance of volume 1; a way of viewing oneself, the planet, and the interconnectedness of all relationships (sentient and otherwise); a third option in the creation/evolution debate, dealing with the origin of mankind and the creation of this world in dreams; her husband Rob also documents Jane's dramatic physical deterioration and includes notes about Three Mile Island and the Iran Hostage Crisis

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Dreams, ‘Evolution’, and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 2

Dreams, ‘Evolution’, and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 2 A Seth Book: In Hardcover And Paperback, Or On Kindle: very advanced and theoretical Seth material; not recommended before reading other Seth books; 2 volume set best read in order as volume 2 is a continuance of volume 1; a way of viewing oneself, the planet, and the interconnectedness of all relationships (sentient and otherwise); a third option in the creation/evolution debate, dealing with the origin of mankind and the creation of this world in dreams; her husband Rob also documents Jane's dramatic physical deterioration and includes notes about Three Mile Island and the Iran Hostage Crisis

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The God of Jane

The God of Jane A Psychic Manifesto: A Work In The 'Classics in Consciousness' Series: In Hardcover And Paperback: an unparalleled glimpse of the inner life and thought of one of the most significant and enduring voices of 20th century spirituality; equally distrustful of ancient religious pieties and the cant of modern scientism, Jane forges a distinctively American and democratic path of spirituality that places the uniqueness of the individual at the center of his or her own universe; Jane bravely questions the material she produced as well as her own psychic abilities

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Psychic Politics

Psychic Politics An Aspect Psychology Book: A Work In The 'Classics in Consciousness' Series: In Hardcover And Paperback: links daily, subjective experience with the greater reality that nourishes all of existence; introduces 3 key concepts: the library, a super-real storehouse of "probably" books that tell of the paths human consciousness has not yet taken; counterparts, simultaneous incarnations living on earth today so as to broaden the fabric of their individual soul's experience; codicils, an alternative set of rules for human existence that could transform the framework of our entire civilization

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The Afterdeath Journal of an American Philosopher

The Afterdeath Journal of an American Philosopher The View of William James: In Hardcover And Paperback: Jane Roberts tunes into the attitudes and thoughts of the turn-of-the-century philosopher and psychologist William James, from his afterdeath perspective; a fascinating account of what an individual experiences after physical death, how the dead remain aware of earthly events, communicate with one another, become aware of past lives, and stop identifying with the physical body; a tremendously uplifting exposition of the joyous and loving atmospheric presence which permeates all existence

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